Here we are, in the last days of July (monsoons and mosquitoes in full effect), and I have neglected this blog for quite a while (*cough* four months). Should I put a close on the chapter of keeping this dang thing? Will my willingness to upkeep my little piece of interwebs continue to go up … More Monsoons and Mosquitoes
WordPress has notified me that today is year 8(!) of keeping this little slice of interwebs. Wow! That is such a long time to stay consistent with anything; to commemorate this blogging milestone, I will post for the sake of trying to maintain that consistency! Lately I have been reflecting upon how it has nearly … More The MacKinnon Greenhouse
I had the pleasure to paint the telescope doors for the Museum of Northern Arizona’s new AstroLab. The doors will be attached to a shed that is the shelter for a C14 telescope. I usually work in black and white and I welcome these new experiments in color. This piece is a collaboration; I did the … More Telescope Doors (the process)
Well, this blog has been quiet because I have been focusing my energy on launching a website! Check it out: http://www.vermicontent.com Over the years, I have been commissioned (or mostly volunteered) to make a wide range of art, from t-shirts to banners and everything in between. Now that I am back stateside, I have a … More Launch of Vermicontent!
On weekends, you can find me hanging out with butterflies at the Arboretum at Flagstaff‘s Southwest Butterfly House. We receive the butterflies in chrysalis form. Pictured above are the chrysalis of monarchs (top), zebra longwings (middle), and queen butterflies (bottom). Visitors are often shocked to see the different shapes and colors of these creatures in … More Southwest Butterfly House
I made it to the other side and earned my “R”…meaning I am officially a RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer). Jamaica made me more resilient, patient, and simply appreciative for the gift of life. I have many fond memories on practically all corners of the island, and the people I have met (both Jamaicans and … More Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
In less than one week I’ll have the possessions that I plan to carry back with me after two years packed up into hopefully just one bag as I hand over the key to my home in Jamaica. Then I’ll take one last look around my community before I make my way to Kingston, where … More One Week Left in Jamaica